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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Christmas Dinner Secrets

It is officially the holiday season. Everywhere I went in the last month there have been signs — lots and lots of signs. The...

Marinade for steak

By Chef David “Smitty” Smith  ·   Before I say anything, I have to ask you a question. Have you ever had a déjà vu? I’m...

Cranberry Sauce

Another holiday is here and with it comes all that work to make your holiday meal a success. Yes, trust me, I know how...

Pineapple Lamb Kabobs

Wow, was it hot enough last week? When it gets that hot, choosing something for dinner can be kind of difficult. I mean, who...

Shrimp Cocktail

Every once in a while, someone will ask me for a seemingly simple recipe. Last week, a guy at work asked me about shrimp...

Spring cleaning for body & soul

What is a detoxification cleanse and why should we undertake one? Naturopathic and holistic practitioners believe that through nutrition and supplemental support you can...

Cream Soups

The method and even the first ingredients are normally the same and only the main vegetable is substituted when making cream soup. For example,...

Gourmet Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

  Last week, I talked about how I get menu ideas for this column. I will read a food article’s headline and then make up...

Food Allergies | Part II

  Editor’s Note: Part I may be found at TheTahoeWeekly.com I wrote about how much more prevalent food allergies are today compared to 10 or 20...

The science behind chocolate cake

By Chef David “Smitty” Smith ·  ADJUST FOR ALTITUTE Decrease: Leavening agents Sugar Increase: Liquid Flour Oven temperature I don’t get television at home, so I don’t watch any of the cooking shows...